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We know medical school is a serious commitment, and understanding how best to pay for your medical education and manage your budget is a key piece of the process. That’s why our Medical Student Financial Services leaders in the Office of Admissions & Enrollment Management work with students to obtain funding and guide them through applications for scholarships, grants, and federal and private student loans.

The UAB Heersink School of Medicine is committed to minimizing student debt through managing tuition rates, increasing scholarships, and providing top-notch debt management advising/tools. As a result, our students have less medical school debt than the majority of U.S. medical students. In 2023, the average medical school debt in the US was $190,113 while UAB Heersink School of Medicine average medical school debt was $179,817 (39th percentile for MD-granting schools). In addition, our instate cost of attendance is among the lowest in the country (17th percentile for MD-granting schools). And while we have been successful in keeping overall debt levels significantly below national average, we recognize the impact of any level of debt on student wellness. We remain dedicated to working with our students to achieve and maintain financial wellness.

Cost of Attendance

Our goal is to be upfront and clear about what you can expect when it comes to paying for your medical education. You'll have both direct and indirect costs to budget for, and we're here to ensure you know what to expect from day one.

Tuition & fees

Financial Aid

Find step-by-step instructions on applying for financial aid, disbursement dates and other information you need to access your aid.

Financial aid


Learn more about our institutional scholarships and details on the application process, along with links to external scholarship opportunities available for medical students.

Scholarship opportunities

Financial Wellness

We offer some additional resources to help you understand how to make the most of your money during medical school, including one-on-one meetings, budget counseling, loan repayment, and access to financial-focused webinars.

Financial wellness

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